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Location:

Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

PRs

16:52 Phillies Charities 5k (2016)

35:52 Beach to Beacon 10k (2015)

58:10 Broad Street 10 Mile (2016)

1:16:02 Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon (2015)

2:46:54 Philadelphia Marathon (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Running Races 2019

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

Nov 30: Le Frost

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under. Do some gravel races and cyclocross races to keep things interesting.

Personal:

I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

(Please note that Strava links might contain blog inappropriate langauge)

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.70 Month: 131.10 Year: 3294.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 368.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 77.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.100.000.000.0045.10
Altra One V3 Miles: 38.40Altra The One Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

PM: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:48

Ran outside for the first time since early December. About 18 degrees. It was packed snow in places and hard packed snow that turned to ice, particularly at the end of side roads. Ran around and did two laps at the park, which was actually open given that it's been plenty cold to make ice. People were playing hockey and ice fishing. 

I've felt cooped up, so this was fantastic. Foot was fine. It has been fine, but I haven't wanted it to blow. 

I ordered some Katoola Nanospikes to deal with the footing, which wasn't terrible but very dicey in places. More snow ahead. 

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:15

Slippery with the light snow on already covered areas. Wore my Yaxtrax, which are awful (threw them away when I got home). Couldn't really see what I was running on as the pedestrian infrastructure is terrible here. I narrowly avoided broken concrete with rebar sticking out.

Stabilizer muscles are very sore.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

PM: 6.7 miles in 65' on the treadmill. HR 146.

Altra The One Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 8:39. HR 154.

Ran in my Katoola Nanospikes. They are a really nice product. I still slipped a little in the loose snow, but they are great on ice and do provide a good bit more traction on snow. They really stay put too. I had issues with my Yaktrax folding up on me.

Foot feels fine. I assume the uneven ground with snow, grass, ruts, etc would set it off. It felt great to be outside even if I am having trouble creating safe routes (trying to venture out of the my safe space at the park)

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
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Day off because I was lazy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 7 miles, averaged 8:32. HR 164.

Mostly enjoyable run. Tough to find places where I can run without getting too close to cars. Not the most ideal place to run. Still trying to figure out traffic rhythms as so on.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 10 miles, average 8:11. HR 167.

Effort was pretty high but I just ran.

Nice out around 45 degrees. Ran to Bloomer Park and back. Caught sight of Mike Morgan doing his afternoon run. Haven't seen too many 2:14 guys in the wild.

Found the pedestrian infrastructure better, but lots of interruptions in paths and sidewalks, which drive me crazy more so for the lack of coordination than any actual trouble running on grass (in Philadelphia I'd often run on tar, concrete, dirt, cobble stone, trail in the same run).

Altra One V3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.100.000.000.0045.10
Altra One V3 Miles: 38.40Altra The One Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
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